Remember the bomb technician’s motto: “I am a bomb technician, if you see me running, try and keep up!” – In the January 2018 issue of Servamus we share the realities faced by bomb technicians and tell you what it takes to become one.
In our Community Safety Tips of Servamus: January 2018, we deal with medicine, false advertising, quacks & our health and help you distinguish between facts and fictions in terms of medicine.
In the second part of our short series of “Putting school bullies in their place” – Legally published in Servamus: January 2018, we guide readers you step by step on how to obtain a Harassment Act protection order and the accompanying warrant of arrest..
W/O David Pillay retired at the end of November 2017 after having served the South African Police Service and various communities for more than four decades - a lifetime to some. This results, once again, in a loss of skills and experience to an essential service which unfortunately will not be easily (if ever) replaced.
David began his career at Mountain Rise, where he spent a few years. He was sent to Greytown and returned to Mountain Rise where he spent a number of years in the uniform branch. He is the heritage of the famous Mountain Rise Police Station, from where many of us rose. This is where I served under the experienced tutelage of David Pillay - an experienced and industrious policeman in all aspects of police work.
Over the years, numerous retired police members, usually gathering at the funeral of a former colleague, suggested the formation of an organisation where retired police members could meet regularly to rekindle friendships; form new friendships; and share memories of the past on a regular basis and in an organised manner. However, nothing ever came of this suggestion for many years.
During the funeral of a former colleague during August 2016, Brig (ret) Bala Naidoo initiated a meeting at a local school’s assembly area a month later. The first meeting was convened on 9 September 2016. There was an overwhelming response with approximately 30 retired members attending.
Servamus has published a great article on the Tracker SAPS Awards 2017 in the November issue of the magazine whereby all units and nominated members were covered for the absolutely brilliant work they do in partnership with Tracker.
We at Port Elizabeth K9 Unit absolutely appreciated the article but (with a smile) can you please publish a photo of our national individual winner who hails from Port Elizabeth K9 Unit - Sgt Shaun Dicks?